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The facial bones that surround and protect the eyes are called the orbital sockets. When blunt force impacts the eye or nose area, an orbital fracture can occur. This is common in contact sports, like boxing, that do not use eye or face protection. It can also occur in auto accidents, falls and other sources of facial trauma. Our team at LM Medical NYC in Greenwich Village and the Upper East Side offers orbital fracture treatment and facial reconstruction surgery to restore the function and appearance of the eyes after facial trauma.

Orbital fractures can occur at various points in the eye sockets. The most common orbital fractures affect the “floor” of the eye socket, or the bottom bones circling from the nose and under the eye. These fractures are the most likely to cause eye or vision dysfunction. The fractured orbital bone can pinch or restrict the tendons, muscles and tissues that are responsible for eye movement.

In some cases, an orbital fracture can heal without surgery. If there is no disfigurement of the socket, small fractures could heal without needing surgical repair. However, if the fracture is causing eye dysfunction or disfigurement, orbital reconstruction surgery may be necessary.

Eye Socket Repair Surgery

If an eye socket fracture is causing eye movement issues, ongoing pain or disfigurement, orbital fracture reconstruction may be required. Dr. Lesley Rabach is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who provides orbital fracture repair surgery and facial reconstruction. Dr. Lesley also can perform eyelid reconstruction or other facial repairs caused by trauma to the face and eye region.

If you have sustained an eye socket fracture and need treatment or repair, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule an orbital fracture evaluation with world-renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley at our medical facilities in Manhattan.

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